New Nonfiction Roundup – March 2018

Historical narratives set in remote locations. Inspiring stories of the pursuit for peace, justice and equality. Examinations on the perils of authoritarianism. Cookbooks galore. All these, and more, await you this March!

3/5: The People vs. Democracy by Yascha Mounk. The author cautions that freedom is at stake in a world increasingly led by populist leaders. Will be at the Central Library on March 15th!

3/6: Always Delicious by David Ludwig. This companion to Always Hungry contains over 100 recipes for those frustrated with typical diet cookbooks.

3/6: Brain Food by Lisa Mosconi. Neuroscience meets nutrition in this book designed to improve cognition.

3/6: Can It Happen Here? by Cass Sunstein. The author’s answer to Sinclair Lewis’s novel It Can’t Happen Here is yes, authoritarianism can happen in America.

3/6: Chloe Flavor by Chloe Coscarelli. Enjoy bold, flavorful vegan meals from the notable cookbook author and chef.

3/6: The Last Wild Men of Borneo by Carl Hoffman. An environmentalist and an art dealer’s exploits in the remote jungles of Borneo; only one of them makes it out alive.

3/6: Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames. A young family achieves financial independence and retire to a rural life in Vermont.

3/6: Raw by Lamont “U-God” Hawkins. Examines the rise of the Wu-Tang Clan from one of its founding members.

3/6: Second Wind by Nathaniel Philbrick. A sailing memoir from the popular author; back in print after its initial release in 1999.

3/6: This Messy, Magnificent Life by Geneen Roth. A woman finds peace with herself once she stops receiving criticism from herself and others.

3/6: Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride. A personal account of a transgender activist’s fight for equality, even as she loses her husband to cancer. Will be at the Central Library on March 13th!

3/6: Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber. A memoir from the creator of the musicals Cats, Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock. 

3/6: Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss. An account of the events leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

3/13: Disappointment River by Brian Castner. Follow the author as he retraces explorer Alexander Mackenzie’s attempt to discover the Northwest Passage.

3/13: Good Fish and How To Taste by Becky Selengut. The Seattle chef updates her sustainable seafood cookbook along with a new guide to taste and flavor to help you create balanced, delicious meals.

3/13: How to Be Yourself by Ellen Hendriksen. Learn how to rewire your brain and overcome social anxiety. For introverts and readers of Quiet.  

3/13: Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff. An investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. From the author of Hubris

3/13: Shaya by Alon Shaya. This food memoir follows the author from his native Israel to New Orleans as a James Beard-award winning chef.

3/13: Tokyo New Wave by Andrea Fazzari. Profiles 31 up-and-coming chefs and explores the future of food culture in Tokyo.

3/13: Vegetarian Viet Nam by Cameron Stauch. Delicious recipes based on centuries old Buddhist recipes from an accomplished chef who lived in Vietnam.

3/20: Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock. This examination of Eisenhower’s presidency makes the case that Ike is one of America’s greatest presidents.

3/27: Faith by Jimmy Carter. The 39th President of the U.S. reflects on how faith has sustained him throughout his 93 years of life.

3/27: Giada’s Italy by Giada De Laurentiis. Enjoy more casual and light Italian fare from the Food Network TV personality.

3/27: Pogrom by Steven Zipperstein. A sobering account of the most notable pogrom (a mob attack against Jews) that occurred in Kishinev in 1903.

3/27: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. A searing memoir from a black man who was falsely accused of murder and spent 30 years on death row until he was freed with the help of Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy).

3/27: This is Me by Chrissy Metz. The star of the beloved TV series This is Us shares inspirational stories from her life.

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